Definitions

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  • adj. Describing wool that has been treated to make it machine-washable.

Etymologies

super- +‎ wash, from a trademark of the 1970s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Being a British book, Rowan and Jaegar yarns feature heavily, but all can be substituted with less expensive, machine washable yarns except for the felted stuff--be sure it's not superwash if your pet is not considered Rowan-worthy.

    February 2009

  • His favorite color is red, and I have some red superwash wool he likes very much, so I hope to start the project sometime this weekend.

    Good Days (for a change!)

  • All that said, I've heard nasty things about the superwash process, but I'm not sure I care enough to handwash my socks.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I know superwash is bad for the environment but dammit, this stuff is so soft.

    Bodyless Sweater! Aka: Now I can wear t-shirts!

  • Or try your hand at Twist, a worsted weight, merino, superwash blend.

    Yearn Worthy Yarn: Ceallach Dyes

  • They offer a wide variety of yarn weights from lace to worsted and a range of fiber from wool, cotton and superwash merino.

    Yearn Worthy Yarn: Ceallach Dyes

  • They also solar dye fiber for you spinners out there, from wool to superwash merino, too.

    Yearn Worthy Yarn: Ceallach Dyes

  • The warp and weft is superwash worsted from Spirit Trail Fibers.

    I didn't knit a stitch for 3 days... - And She Knits Too!

  • Just so you know, Zara is superwash, and while the label says not to machine dry it, you gotta or else the thing stretches to magnificent proportions just be sure to dry on low and watch it to sure you get the size right.

    November 2008

  • And the superwash roving I dyed that I could never quite capture the correct color?

    Well, I did it

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